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A year later I heard that he died. When I went to his house, his family was gathered there. I said, “What happened? Was he shot? ” His sister told me no, he was sick. ” She told me he was very thin, and he couldn’t talk, then all of a sudden he just lost a lot of weight. 22 Without a Voice “Many girls in India and Bangladesh are married at a young age to older men. Child marriages are meant to ‘protect’ girls, yet, in fact, marriage is one of the highest risk factors for HIV. Young men sometimes have sex with men before marriage and commonly engage in affairs or visit prostitutes afterward.
Fear Causes Stigma Studies show that people around the world are uncomfortable being around HIV-infected people. A global study of nine countries 48 The AIDS Stigma conducted by MAC AIDS Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with HIV, found that nearly half of the people surveyed were uncomfortable working alongside those who have the disease. Another 52 percent did not want to live in the same house with someone who is HIV-positive. In addition, 79 percent were not comfortable dating someone who has HIV or AIDS.
The employees receive education regarding condoms, how to prevent infecting others, nutrition to keep themselves healthy, and a healthy lifestyle. As 32 AIDS part of this program, HIV-positive employees are monitored and screened for eligibility for antiretroviral therapy and are provided with treatment to prevent opportunistic infections. Gold Fields has seen positive results from its programs. In 2005, 6,578 employees learned that they were HIV-infected through the company’s voluntary testing services.
AIDS (Hot Topics) by Leanne K. Currie-McGhee